Perpetually Chic’s Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

I love love love a beautiful business card – who doesn’t?!? So I was thrilled when Sarah from Studio SloMo sent over the letterpress and foil stamped business cards and custom business stationery that she designed for her friend Lauren of Perpetually Chic. I love the crisp navy and white color palette – and of course the beautiful calligraphy logo by Julie Song Ink!

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From Sarah: My good friend Lauren Craig of Perpetually Chic came to me for help in redesigning her blog from logo to stationery to website. She loves all things simple and timeless which comes across well in this paired down set of business stationery. We used a white and navy duplexed paper with letterpress printing on one side and white foil stamp on the other for her business cards. The clean letterpress printed notecard showcases the “Perpetually Chic” logo Julie Song so beautifully hand lettered. Lauren typically uses a metallic gold pen to address the deep navy envelopes.

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP2 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP4 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP5 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Thanks Sarah!

Logo Design: Julie Song Ink

Stationery Design + Printing: Studio SloMo

Studio SloMo is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Sarah’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Studio SloMo

Michelle + Renzo’s Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

After seeing Michelle and Renzo’s gold foil save the dates a few months ago, I couldn’t wait to see what the ladies of Papellerie did for the invitations – and today is the lucky day! The invitation suite brings in the blush pink, French-inspired patterns, and die cut shapes from the save the dates – along with a healthy dose of gold foil and elegant calligraphy by Grace Edmands. So pretty!

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From the ladies of Papellerie: Going from what we designed for Michelle and Renzo’s save the dates, we knew we had a fun challenge ahead of us to create something even more exciting and creative for their invitation. We wanted their entire suite to evoke the feeling of French royalty. We decided to create a booklet wrapped in beautiful natural silk with their monogram gold foil stamped on the front and blush pink ribbons tying it all together.

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Elegant Gold Foil Blush Pink Wedding Invitations Papellerie OSBP Michelle + Renzos Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

The interior of the booklet features gold foil stamping and a custom die cut pocket. Their blush pink letterpress and gold foil invitation, featuring gorgeous calligraphy from Grace Edmands, ​was mounted on top of the backing. The pocket contained a die cut gold foil rehearsal dinner invitation, mimicking the shape from their save the dates, as well as the letterpress and gold foil circle reception card, and the letterpress and gold foil reply card and envelope.

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We added fun stamp frames on the envelopes to tie together with the couples framed monogram, and lined the outer envelope with shimmer antique gold paper for a that great first pop of color. Grace Edmands did the envelope calligraphy as well, using gold ink on a slant.

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Their day-of items were SO much fun to work on! Their welcome package was a shimmer gold euro tote bag with their monogram stamped in white foil in the center. It was filled with a custom tiered welcome letter, hangover kits, mints, and door hangers among some other items their wedding planner – Emily Moise with Keely Thorne Events – picked out for them.

Elegant Gold Foil Blush Pink Wedding Invitations Papellerie OSBP8 Michelle + Renzos Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Their ceremony program was gold foil on a blush pink cover with a gold foil stamped accordion folded interior. We added gold ribbons to tie to the invitation ribbon. Other items included foil stamped menus, multiple cocktail napkins, guest towels, stir sticks, table numbers, linen napkins, and fun signage as well.

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Elegant Gold Foil Blush Pink Wedding Invitations Papellerie OSBP10 Michelle + Renzos Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Elegant Gold Foil Blush Pink Wedding Invitations Papellerie OSBP11 Michelle + Renzos Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Thanks ladies!

Design: Papellerie

Calligraphy: Grace Edmands Calligraphy

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Penelope’s Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

Aaaah! How cute are these red, white, and kraft paper floral birth announcements for a sweet baby girl?!? Created by designer Lauren Chism for her new niece Penelope, the beautiful announcements feature simple letterpress printed text paired with a matte black and white photograph and floral envelope liners. So pretty!

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From Lauren: My sister, Carley, and her husband John welcomed their adorable daughter, Penelope, at the end of April and we all couldn’t be more in love with her. As Carley’s ‘personal stationer’ I was dreaming up ideas for the announcements the moment we found out they were having a girl. They are my favorite gift to give friends and family – quite a bit more fun to give than diapers and wipes!

Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements Lauren Chism OSBP2 Penelopes Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

When it came to the design, Carley was drawn to the clean look and simplicity of letterpress, which is my personal favorite form of printing. Penelope’s nursery incorporated brighter colors of red, blue and yellow with floral details, and I wanted to incorporate those things without being too literal. We ended up going with red letterpress text with a black and white photo, paired with kraft envelopes. The announcements were printed on 118# cotton Savoy and the gorgeous matte photos were attached to each card.

Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements Lauren Chism OSBP4 Penelopes Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

To balance the minimalist design of the announcement, I created a floral pattern for the envelope liners to add a little playful, feminine element to the suite. When doing custom announcements, I love trying something new, so I decided to have the liners letterpress printed as well. I was so torn about which color way to print: the red and white backgrounds both offered a unique look. With the red background, I love the salty texture and mottled look that resulted from flooding the press with so much ink, but also loved the contrast of white against the kraft envelopes. Indecision won out and I ended up using a mix of both – I still can’t decide which one I like best!

Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements Lauren Chism OSBP6 Penelopes Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

For the envelopes, instead of my usual go-to washi tape, I closed each with little heart stickers from Thatch and Thistle. They were so cute and tiny – the perfect final touch to the announcements.

Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements Lauren Chism OSBP9 Penelopes Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism

Baby Photography: Photography by Brea

Letterpress Printing: Elefant Press

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Rachel + Jason’s Modern Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Sarah at Studio SloMo offer a more modern approach to a nature-inspired design. Created for a wedding at the Wildflower Center in Texas, the bride and groom wanted to bring in a nature-inspired feel without any floral motifs. Sarah included simple leaf designs letterpress printed in shades of green. So pretty!

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From Sarah: Rachel and Jason were married at the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas: they wanted something natural and modern, but not floral. They planned to use lots of bright florals at the wedding and chose to complement that with more subtle neutrals and greens for the invitations.

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The letterpress wedding invitation suite includes a square invitation, RSVP, double belly band, envelope liners and thank you notes. The envelope liners were printed on a shimmer paper, which added a nice touch of elegance. Since they wanted to include their wedding website in the suite, but not on the invitation or RSVP, we thought it would be a nice idea to add a belly band directing guest where to find more detailed information. The result helped to literally tie the suite together!

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Minimalist Nature Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations Studio SloMo5 Rachel + Jasons Modern Nature Inspired Wedding Invitations

Lastly, we chose to give a nod to the Wildflower Center with the blind embossed flowers lining the side of their thank you cards.

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Thanks Sarah!

Studio SloMo is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Sarah’s work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Studio SloMo

Haley + Miller’s Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

A calligraphy-based wedding invitation doesn’t have to feel formal – just look at these invitations from Alex of Goodheart Design! With a delicate calligraphy script and simple gray and white color palette, these beautiful wedding invitations are decidedly simple and low key. So beautiful!

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From Alex: Hayley wanted an all hand-lettered invitation suite that was simple with a touch of rustic flair. Nothing flashy or detailed: just simple and neutral. The inspiration started from unique one-by-one hand lettered invitations, leading us to this delicate calligraphy based design.

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Informal Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations Goodheart Design9 Haley + Millers Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Each invitation suite was letterpress printed by Czar Press on white cotton Lettra paper with gray ink. Each invitation was delivered with a calligraphy addressed kraft paper envelope.

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Informal Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations Goodheart Design2 Haley + Millers Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Thanks Alex!

Design: Goodheart Design

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photos Credits: Goodheart Design